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Ex-Raiders linebacker Tyrell Adams signs on with Indianapolis Colts

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NFL: New York Jets at Oakland Raiders Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Friday, former Raiders linebacker Tyrell Adams announced he has signed with the Indianapolis Colts. Adams had played 12 games for the Raiders over the past two seasons.

Two years ago, Tyrell Adams made his NFL regular season debut for the Raiders. The former undrafted free agent was called up from the practice squad and would appear in six games to finish out the 2016 season.

Prior to that, Adams had bounced between the Seahawks and Chiefs with two stints on each team’s offseason rosters and practice squads.

He seemed to have found a home in Oakland where there was a dearth of experience at the linebacker spot. Adams ran with the first team throughout offseason practices as the only returning healthy linebacker.

Adams made the roster and appeared in each of the first six games of the season, though not as a starter. He would post 7 tackles in the team’s season opening wins in Tennessee.

He was waived in October and claimed by the Bills, but failed his physical, usually signaling he had an injury of some kind which required either rehab or surgery.

Recovered now, he has found a new home, saying on twitter “These have been the longest five months of my life and I just want to thank God, my family, and friends who have been with me through it all!!!! I’m grateful @Colts.”